15th Annual ERA for MDA Golf Classic

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ERA In The Smokies is sponsoring their 15th annual ERA for MDA Golf Classic on September 11, 2013. The golf Classic and Live Auction will occur Wednesday, September 11 at Bent Creek Golf Resort on Highway 321 in Gatlinburg, TN. Lunch will be served at 11:00 am, and players will tee off at noon. Teams will be made up of four golfers and players may bring a pre-made team or come alone and be placed in a team. The fee to play in the fund-raising tournament is $100 per player and includes lunch, green fees, cart fees, an embroidered golf shirt, goody bag, dinner and entrance to the live auction held after the tournament. Players will also have the opportunity to win a new car from Taylor Ford in Waynesville, NC during the Hole-In-One Competition.

ERA In The Smokies sponsors the MDA Golf Benefit to raise money to send local children living with Muscular Dystrophy to MDA Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, TN. 100% of the profits of the Benefit and Live Auction go to send local children to camp- no administration fees.

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What is MDA?

MDA is a non-profit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases, specifically muscular dystrophy, by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Muscular Dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage. These damaged muscles become progressively weaker. Most people who have muscular dystrophy will eventually need to use a wheelchair. Symptoms of the most common variety of muscular dystrophy begin in childhood, primarily in boys. People who have muscular dystrophy may have trouble breathing or swallowing. Their limbs may also be drawn inward and become fixed in that position- a problem called contracture. The heart and other organs may also be affected in some varieties of the disease. There is not cure for muscular dystrophy, but medications and therapy can help slow the progression of the disease.

“MDA campers dream about summer camp all year and often say it’s better than Christmas; some even say it’s changed their lives. Almost all campers agree that it’s “the best week of the year””

MDA camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much more. However, if you talk to some of the campers about their experience, they will tell you that the real benefits are the lifelong friendships, the increased self-esteem and confidence and the chance to spend at least one week of the year in a place where physical disabilities are the norm rather than the exception. MDA staff and volunteers assume all camper care, including physical and emotional support, allowing parents much-needed time to attend to their own need and, in some cases, spend some special time with the camper’s siblings.

Businesses or individuals may sponsor a golf hole for $100; signage for the Hole Sponsors will be present at the Hole sponsored on the day of the event. Items and/or services of value are needed for the Live Auction. All sponsors are recognized in the participant program  available on the day of the event. To become a sponsor or player, please call (865)430-3366.

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13th Annual ERA for MDA Golf Benefit

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Plan your Smoky Mtn. Golf Vacation!It’s time again for the ERA for MDA Golf Benefit. We had tons of fun last year, and we can’t wait for this year’s event, just over 2 weeks away! This golf event falls on the second Wednesday in September…I think it is a great idea for a great cause. ERA for MDA!On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, ERA In The Smokies Realty & Rentals will be sponsoring the 13th Annual ERA for MDA Golf Classic for Jerry’s Kids.

In the past twelve years of the fundraising tournament, it has been a great time. Our staff, and all our friends who are involved never fail to have a great time…If you love golf, don’t miss this event. Here’s the schedule for the day:

Play Golf in the Smokies!11. a.m. We’ll have a great catered lunch.

Noon. We’ll have a shotgun start.

5 p.m. After the tournament, we’ll also have dinner provided …and drinks!

6 p.m. (ish) There is a great auction of donated items–everything from vacation packages & $2000 pickles (I’m not kidding) to oil changes and teddy bears. The auction is hosted by Marty Loveday & Associates who keeps everyone in stitches.

Win a new Ford Fusion!There are great prizes again this year! The hole-in-one prize sponsored by Taylor Motor Company Ford of Waynesville, NC is a new Ford Fusion!

The entry fee is $100 per player & includes: Lunch, Green fees, Cart, an embroidered Golf Shirt, a Goody Bag, Dinner & all the Refreshments you can handle!

Bent Creek Golf CourseSo put together a team or come alone, and they will pair you with other single players. If you are not able to come and play, your participation (by sponsoring a hole for only $100) is still greatly appreciated. Sponsoring a hole can give your business some GREAT ADVERTISING while doing something very worthwhile for the kids who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.

Spend the night at Golf Vista!100% of the money is earmarked to send local MDA kids to summer camp—no administrative fees—so please be generous! Last year ERA donated over $10,000 to MDA Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, TN.

If you need a place to stay for the event, call 1-800-309-0277 and tell them you want to come to Gatlinburg for the tournament–the folks at ERA In The Smokies will find the perfect place for you. See you there!

ERA In The SmokiesThis blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277. ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.

2010 ERA for MDA Golf Benefit

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Plan your Smoky Mtn. Golf Vacation!It’s time again for the ERA for MDA Golf Benefit. We had tons of fun last year, and we can’t wait for this year’s event, less than 2 weeks away! This golf event falls around Labor Day…I think it is a great idea for a great cause. ERA for MDA!On Wednesday, September 8, 2010, ERA In The Smokies Realty & Rentals will be sponsoring the 12th Annual ERA for MDA Golf Classic for Jerry’s Kids.

In the past eleven years of the fundraising tournament, it has been a great time. Our staff, and all our friends who are involved never fail to have a great time…If you love golf, don’t miss this event.  Here’s the schedule for the day:

Play Golf in the Smokies!11. a.m. We’ll have a great lunch sponsored by the fine folks at No Way Jose’s.

Noon. We’ll have a shotgun start.

5 p.m. After the tournament, we’ll have dinner provided by Best Italian…and drinks

6 p.m. (ish) There is a great auction of donated items–everything from vacation packages & $2000 pickles (I’m not kidding) to oil changes and teddy bears. The auction is hosted by Marty Loveday & Associates who keeps everyone in stitches.

Win a new Ford Fusion!There are great prizes again this year! The hole-in-one prize sponsored by Taylor Motor Company Ford of Waynesville, NC is a new Ford Fusion!

The entry fee is $100 per player & includes: Lunch, Green fees, Cart, an embroidered Golf Shirt, a Goody Bag, Dinner & all the Refreshments you can handle!

Bent Creek Golf CourseSo put together a team or come alone, and they will pair you with other single players. If you are not able to come and play, your participation (by sponsoring a hole for only $100) is still greatly appreciated. Sponsoring a hole can give your business some GREAT ADVERTISING while doing something very worthwhile for the kids who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.

Spend the night at Golf Vista!100% of the money is earmarked to send local MDA kids to summer camp—no administrative fees—so please be generous! Last year ERA donated over $10,000 to MDA Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, TN.

If you need a place to stay for the event, call 1-800-309-0277 and tell them you want to come to Gatlinburg for the tournament–the folks at ERA In The Smokies will find the perfect place for you. See you there!

ERA In The SmokiesThis blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277. ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.

GATLINBURG: 2009 ERA for MDA Golf Tournament In The Smokies

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Plan your Smoky Mtn. Golf Vacation!Due to the great response I received to the Smoky Mountain Golf post, I thought I would take the time to tell you about another golf event that falls around Labor Day…I think it is a great idea for a great cause. ERA for MDA!On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, ERA In The Smokies Realty & Rentals will be sponsoring the 11th Annual ERA for MDA Golf Classic for Jerry’s Kids.

In the past ten years of the fundraising tournament, it has been a great time.  I spent the day at the tournament last year and can say without hesitation…If you love golf, don’t miss this event.  I’m volunteering again this year.  Here’s the schedule for the day: 

Play Golf in the Smokies!11. a.m. We’ll have a great lunch sponsored by the fine folks at Lineberger’s Seafood

Noon.  We’ll have a shotgun start. 

5 p.m.  After the tournament, we’ll have dinner provided by No Way Jose’s…and drinks

6 p.m. (ish) There is a great auction of donated items–everything from vacation packages & $2000 pickles (I’m not kidding) to oil changes and teddy bears.  The auction is hosted by Marty Loveday & Associates who keeps everyone in stitches.

Win a new Ford Fusion!There are great prizes again this year!  The hole-in-one prize sponsored by Taylor Motor Company Ford of Waynesville, NC is a new Ford Fusion!

The entry fee is $100 per player & includes: Lunch, Green fees, Cart, an embroidered Golf Shirt, a Goody Bag, Dinner & all the Refreshments you can handle!

Bent Creek Golf CourseSo put together a team or come alone, and they will pair you with other single players.  If you are not able to come and play, your participation (by sponsoring a hole for only $100) is still greatly appreciated. Sponsoring a hole can give your business some GREAT ADVERTISING while doing something very worthwhile for the kids who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.

Spend the night at Golf Vista!100% of the money is earmarked to send local MDA kids to summer camp—no administrative fees—so please be generous! Last year ERA donated over $10,000 to MDA Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, TN. 

If you need a place to stay for the event, call 1-800-309-0277 and tell them you want to come to Gatlinburg for the tournament–the folks at ERA In The Smokies will find the perfect place for you.  See you there!

ERA In The SmokiesThis blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.  For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277.  ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.

Gatlinburg Vacations: Smoky Mountain Golf

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Smoky Mountain Golf!When you think “golf vacation,” it conjures images of Florida, South Carolina & Hawaii, right? Well, not only do the Great Smoky Mountains offer the National Park & the history and culture of Gatlinburg, but they also offer challenging  mountain golf! With 10 courses all within your reach, Gatlinburg offers a world of golf from which to choose.  Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy golf –Smoky Mountain style:

Bent Creek Golf Course1. Bent Creek Golf Course. Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course making for a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek Golf Resort one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.”  We love them because they are one the sponsors of ERA for MDA!

ERA for MDA!2. ERA for MDA Golf Tournament & Live Auction.  If you love the Bent Creek Golf Course, why not schedule your vacation so that you can take advantage of the ERA for MDA Golf Tournament & Live Auction?  On the second Wednesday of every September (9/9/09 this year), ERA In The Smokies sponsors the tournament & auction to raise money to send local children living with muscular dystrophy to MDA Camp Discovery.  For $100, you get a full day of  food and golf  including:  green fees, golf cart, embroidered golf shirt, lunch, a goody bag, drinks, dinner and a live auction!  It’s a 4-man scramble–Bring a team or come alone!  This is great fun for a great cause, and this year it falls on the week before Labor Day!

Plan your Smoky Mtn. Golf Vacation!3. Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course.  Avid fans know that golfing isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life! While in Gatlinburg and the Smokies, indulge in your favorite pastime at the area’s most uniquely designed course. From the challenging layout and emerald fairways to beautifully wooded landscapes and well-manicured greens, you’ll remember this picturesque setting in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. In prime condition after a half-million dollar renovation to several holes during 2007, Gatlinburg course provides unique golfing excitement in a spectacular mountain setting.  Play the legendary #12, affectionately known as “Sky Hi.” It’s 194 yards in length and drops 200 feet, tee to green, making it one of the most dramatic holes in the country. Or, play the #3, 529-yard par 5 they call “Long Lane,” and for good reason! See the course layout below!

Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course!

Spend the night at Golf Vista!4. Golf Vista.  If you want to play the Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course, then you’ll want to stay across the street at Golf Vista Condominiums–among the most luxurious in the Smokies! Golf vista offers a rare combination of easy access, panoramic mountain views & luxury living! This spacious, well-furnished condo is absolutely beautiful and is conveniently located. Once you’re there, you’ll want to stay!

Plan your Smoky Mountain Golf Vacation!5. Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. This course was opened by the City of Sevierville in June 1994. This 18-hole Championship Course has quickly become recognized as one of the top public courses in the state, received a 4-star rating by Golf Digest and was nominated for Golf Digest’s “Best Public Course” award in 1995.  With an 18-hole, par 72 championship layout, Eagle’s Landing Golf Club has five sets of tees enabling golfers of all skill levels to enjoy their visit.  The Club is also equipped with a full service practice facility including a driving range, pitching area, two practice bunkers and a putting green.

Plan your Smoky Mountain Golf Vacation!6. Dandridge Golf & Country Club.  As one of the first golf courses built in the area, Dandridge Golf & Country Club has developed a reputation as an enjoyable round of golf for the beginner or the seasoned professional.  The original 18 holes, designed by Dan Maples, meanders its way through valleys, hills, and woodlands. Then, in 1991, nine more holes were added with the same characteristics or the original design, bringing the area’s first 27 hole golf complex. And if the course itself doesn’t offer enough scenic beauty, you will often find yourself pausing to admire the views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Douglas Lake. Dandridge Golf & Country Club is conveniently located 35 minutes from Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.

Smoky Mountain Dream Home!7. Retire to the Smokies.  Are you or your spouse bristling at the idea of retiring to the beach while your other half renders you a golf widow or widower in a town that isn’t that ridge in the Smokies of which you’ve been dreaming for all these years?  Don’t retire to the beach–you can have the best of both worlds–plenty of golf courses to keep your spouse on the greens and the beautiful mountain home you’ve always wanted.  There has never been a better time to buy your home in the Smokies.  AND, if you aren’t retirement age yet, buy a mountain home and let it pay for itself as a rental investment.  Make sure to only use a licensed real estate professional from the Smokies!

Bring the whole family for a Smoky Mtn. Golf Vacation!8. River Islands Golf Club.Named as one of Golf Digest’s Top Ten Tennessee Courses in 2005-2006, River Islands has been the recipient of rave customer reviews since opening in 1991. The course plays with water on 9 holes and has become known in the Knoxville area for its beautiful Zoysia fairways. The course travels along the edge of the French Broad River, with four islands in the middle of the river serving as a focal point of the course. The championship layout and manicured conditions make River Islands a consistently superb playing experience.

 

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This blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.  For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277.  ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.